Stacey Lei Krauss is the president of willPower productions, llc., and the creator of The willPower Method®.
She is an international fitness educator accredited with ACSM, ACE, AFAA, 10 years of dance training and over 20 years in the fitness industry. A native New Yorker, she built her career in the heart of NYC through the education, prestige, and talent of Equinox and then followed the brand to San Francisco to grow through a broader industry. She’s now based in Denver, CO enjoying the benefits of training in altitude and balanced, holistic living.
Smart Feet Smart Body
The central focus of Silk’s work is Foot Fitness. Considered a pioneer in this practice, she was coined the Barefoot Contessa by Daily Candy, San Francisco, for her Sole Training® program. Since 2000, Stacey Lei has taught thousands of people how to strengthen and smarten their feet, eliminate foot pain, and enhance function and performance.
Ritualistically, care for your feet. When you exercise your body, exercise your feet too, safely, and with purpose.”
During the launch of the Nike Free (natural foot fitness trainer) shoe in 2005, Stacey Lei was signed as a Nike Elite Instructor, and she continued her affiliation for six years, with live foot fitness activations such as the Nike Women’s Marathon, and NYC’s elite Classified Events. She also programmed, scripted and recorded the Nike “Anywhere, Anytime” audible workouts.
From 2011-2016, she collaborated with Vibram FiveFingers® as Fitness Advisor; training fitness pros how to use Vibram FiveFingers® as a safe and efficient training tool. Her message is simple and clear: “Ritualistically, care for your feet. When you exercise your body, exercise your feet too, safely, and with purpose.” Currently Silk is working with VivoBarefoot to help spread the word about foot fitness and healthy shoe choices.
A Global Fitness Leader
Now, with fully naked feet, Silk develops programming to guide fitness professionals and enthusiasts to effectively experience Foot Fitness as a foundational component of all movement systems.
Stacey Lei accrued 12 years in GX Management. She spent 3 years as a member of the G-Series Fit Trainer Team, and worked for over a decade as Master Trainer, Program Developer and Education Presenter for leading fitness companies, including Schwinn, BOSU, and Peak Pilates. Stacey Lei is on the board of advisors for Power Music‘s Mindful Music division. She was the recipient of the 2014 ECA Best Female Presenter Award, now mentors aspiring instructors to provide professional and exceptional movement experiences in their chosen discipline.
The culmination of her work, The willPower Method®, is represented by a global team of instructors and taught in fitness facilities and studios. Stacey is a student of transformational arts and Shamanism. She is Reiki practitioner and has studied yogic philosophy in the eastern hub of yogic tradition: Mysore India. She approaches The willPower Method® and all movement disciplines, through functionally integrated sensorial and philosophical practice. She believes that moving the body is the doorway into the larger Self.
Catch Her if You can
If you are interested in bringing Silk to your facility or conference, download her presentation kit. You can find her giving courses around the USA and abroad on the conference page of this site. When she’s not traveling, Stacey Lei teaches The willPower Method® at Colorado Athletic Club, Union Station and Atherial Fitness Denver, CO. You can reach her through social media if you would like to attend one of her classes.